Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT
Why choose IT?
This qualification is designed for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning by developing their knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and global information systems. Achievement of this qualification can support progression to go on and study relevant IT degrees in a Higher Education institution such as, Computing and IT, Computing Science, Software Developments, Software Engineering, ICT and Computer Networks or Business Information Systems.
Learners will take five units to achieve this qualification. There are three mandatory units that are externally assessed. These are the Fundamentals of IT, Global information and Cyber security. The first two mandatory units provide learners with an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations. The third mandatory unit reflects an important development in the sector around information security and requires learners to consider how data should be protected and the response of the IT sector to emerging threats such as cyber terrorism. Learners must then take two of the four optional units that are centre-assessed and moderated by OCR. The optional units include Project management, Product development, Systems analysis and design and the Internet of Everything. All units assist in the development of transferrable skills such as communication and problem solving.
The optional units encourage the development of time management, research and analytical skills as well as emphasising the need for good written and verbal communication skills.
How is the course assessed?
Three externally examined units and a choice of two further units which are centre-assessed and moderated by the exam board. It will provide learners with the opportunity through applied learning to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the IT sector.
- Level: Level 3
- Examination Board: OCR
- Subject Leader: Mrs Mitchard
- Course Leader: Mrs Mitchard
- Entry Requirements: GCSE A*- C in 5 subjects (to include English and Mathematics). GCSE Grade B/Merit in GCSE/BTEC ICT
SIXTH FORM COURSES
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ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)
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